Thursday, March 1, 2012
Where's the Woolly and other Freak Searches
My angst over Seattle's Blue Woolly Mammoth has surrounded whether or not I was lucky to choose a few seeds from the pack that will give me the traits I want. So far so good. Despite my horrible camera skills I think it is clear that I have some blue (aka purple) going on with these guys. Since these are the only purple ones in the tray I'm hopeful their blue(purple) is from breeding and not from cold which can happen with tomatoes.
The other trait I am hoping for is big time fuzz! I'm talking seriously hairy weird looking plants. Again, the early signs are good. The plant on the left definitely has the fuzziest stem out of any plants in the tray. The seedling in the foreground looks like its first set of real leaves might have some big hairs going on. If I have to choose between blue and fur I choose blue but I really want both.
Finally the last freak in the tray is Fuzzy Pink Boar. This one is bugging me because it has such a cool name and the plant looks absolutely normal. I need to find out if the only fuzz on this plant is on the tomato, which might be disappointing except for the fact that the colors on the tomato are cool all by them self. I guess time will tell!